Posts Tagged ‘Des Moines’

Top 12 favorite Ice Cream Scoops

June 8th, 2022 by Michael Stern

WITH THE EXCEPTION of the hot dog bun, there has never been an edible invention as useful as the ice cream cone. Eat it all and leave nothing behind but a napkin. No need to sit down, and only one hand is required. We’ve hardly ever met a cone we didn’t like, but these are … Continue reading Top 12 favorite Ice Cream Scoops

Heartland Soda Fountain

August 1st, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1998 Gourmet Magazine If Dr. Seuss had been a restaurant reviewer, he would have liked soda fountains best, for they are where Pink Elephant punch and rootbeer Black Cows line up alongside marshmallow Rocky Roads; where emerald-bright Green Rivers flow and Banana Boats are launched. Though customarily located … Continue reading Heartland Soda Fountain

Des Moines

July 31st, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1998 Gourmet Magazine The best-selling 1932 novel State Fair centers around Blue Boy, “the finest hog that ever was,” and the quest of his owners, the Frake family, to get him the blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair. In the book (which later became a Will Rogers … Continue reading Des Moines

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